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Clinton Outspent in Texas and Ohio

By Matthew Mosk
Barack Obama is significantly out-spending Hillary Clinton on television advertising in Texas and Ohio, and his advertising edge has been compounded by a raft of commercials being aired by two large labor unions that are supporting him.

Since the two candidates began advertising in the two states about Feb. 12, Obama has spent a bit more than $7 million, while Clinton has spent about $4 million, according to Evan Tracey, the chief operating officer of the Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks network advertising. Obama was running far more adds over the past two weeks, but in recent days, the two candidates have been on a similar schedule.

"The difference here is, it appears that these two union efforts are becoming significant," Tracey said. The Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers now have spots in major Texas markets airing in English and Spanish, and are blanketing most of the major Ohio markets -- even going so far as buying time in the Charleston, West Virginia market to capture a small portion of Eastern Ohio. "I wouldn't go so far as calling that a luxury, but it's not the kind of thing you do on a limited budget," Tracey said.

Federal Election Commission reports filed today show that the UFCW made $190,000 in media buys in the last 48 hours.

The advertising imbalance has been all but acknowledged by the Clinton campaign. In an e-mail sent today that is signed by Bill Clinton, the campaign urged supporters to send donations online to help Sen. Clinton keep pace. "In just 24 hours, you closed the $1.3 million advertising gap with Obama this week," the former president writes. "In response, [Obama's] campaign has bought another $1.9 million worth of airtime. For Hillary to win on March 4, we must close this gap -- and we have to do it quickly. We cannot let this race be decided by Obama's spending advantage on the air."

Tracey said the damage may already be done. "Obama's had a very big and significant running head start in these states," he said. "The fact that he had a longer run up gave him the advantage of being able to mix in more spots, and touch a wider variety of issues."

Posted at 2:50 PM ET on Feb 27, 2008
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Posted by: rbsaom ajrd | April 16, 2008 11:32 AM

The difference between the Obama campaign and the Clinton campaign is they spend money on getting their messsage out, versus the Clinton campaign, which empties its coffers for victory party favors. Nearly $100,000 went for party platters and groceries before the Iowa caucuses, even though the partying mood evaporated quickly. Rooms at the Bellagio luxury hotel in Las Vegas consumed more than $25,000; the Four Seasons, another $5,000. Read more about the spectacular mismanagement on the part of Hillary's campaign http://tinyurl.com/2de64x

Posted by: katefranklin60 | February 28, 2008 5:24 PM

"Careful what you say steph! Your candidate will need the millions of clueless and uneducated IDIOTS like me that happens to be a member of Mensa with a Bachelor's degree if you expect him to win against McCain this Fall."
librascorp26 | February 27, 2008 04:33 PM

Sorry, I don't know whether, or not, someone had commented on the above quote as I am coming back to this discussion after a six hour's absence due to personal business.

I agree with librascorp26. We live in a civil society. We must not loose our civility just because we have differences in our political opinions. Whosoever is our president at this time next year, we will all still be Americans. So, let's stop the name calling and discuss our political choices coolly.

I live in Illinois and did not vote for Mr. Obama in our primary as I was inclined towards Edwards (it was a difficult choice between them). However, I will vote for him in November because I find him to be a visionary and charismatic leader. I have reached this conclusion after spending hours in the blogosphere and reading materials written about him and Mrs. Clinton.

For those who decry his lack of experience, I just want to remind you that Alexander the Great took the helms of Greece at the tender age of 22. He died at 33 but not before having conquered most of the know world of his time. Therefore, age is really not a consideration that should weigh against Mr. Obama.

I am looking forward to see Mr. Obama change his address to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2009.


Posted by: AAQadeer | February 28, 2008 12:19 AM

correction: "and thus save American lives and prevent much worse violence in America" should have read, "and thus save American lives and prevent much worse violence in Iraq"

Posted by: benrleroy | February 27, 2008 9:58 PM

Because then we had thousands of homegrown American soldiers in a foreign country without proper body armor or equipment. At that point, you had to stay the course until you could retreat without Iraq turning into a bloody civil war. While the situation might still be tenuous, and I would like to see the troops stay there until more stability exists, most sources now report that the invasion is finally producing some results and there *might* be enough stability now to turn over the reins to the Iraqi government. In 2006, voting to fund or not fund the war was a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation. If you voted against, you were seriously jeopardizing the lives of thousands of troops and risking worse violence in Iraq. Remember the news at the time? Headlines like, "Moms collect silly string to send to their sons to detect tripwires". Bush and his advisors didn't have the foresight to adequately equip the troops. But if you voted to fund the war (and thus save American lives and prevent much worse violence in America), then all of a sudden spinsters like yourself say that this shows flip flopping. Basically, Obama's vote at the time was a cut off the foot to save the leg (or whole body) type measure.

Posted by: benrleroy | February 27, 2008 9:57 PM

For all you Obama fools. Why did he vote for the War Funding in 2006 and 2007 when he said he would vote against the 2005 funding before he got to DC ? Sounds like a FLIP FLOP. He have voted on the WAR exactly the same as Hillary since be came to DC. Talk is Cheap when he is in ILL. I challenge all you Obama fool to tell everyone ONE I MEAN ONLY ONE THING HE HAS DONE IN THE SENATE TO SHOW ANY CHANGE. THE ANSWER IS NO, HE HAS PROPOSED NOTHING FOR CHANGE. All you FOOLS will get is a McCain President. HILLARY WILL PULL THIS OUT, TO BAD.

Posted by: ballroomnow | February 27, 2008 9:00 PM

Posted by: Junionman

I am so proud that you know your English grammar. Now what was your point in replying to my blog besides to show off your so-called knowledge? From your statement, "One group of people in this country are voting 9 to 1 in favor of Obama. That trend makes my vote much easier come November," one can not see which way you went. Did you follow the crowd like a sheep? Or did you vote the other way to help Hillary? Either way you did not help in explaining your view point instead you went on an attack for no reason which is probably why you must be a Hillary supporter. If you are an Obama supporter, shame on you.

Posted by: ali7425 | February 27, 2008 8:28 PM

Many of you seem to assume that all Americans are as prejudiced as you evidently are. Does it matter if our President is orange,white,green,black,red,blue
or purple? If he/she/it or they can improve the economy and end the war(responsibly, as repeated many times by both democrats), then I'm all for it.

Aside from that, I trust Obama & Clinton will do as much to help the American people as congress will allow. In this instance, Barack Hussein Obama,Jr.(named after his Kenyan father; primarily raised by his white mother & grandparents. For all you diehard racists) seems to have the edge over Hillary Clinton. He recognizes that you have to pass the 1st step before you can get to the 2nd. His healthcare reform package is a better 1st step than Hillary's. They seem to be equal in most areas EXCEPT the most important. His ADVISORS seem more knowledgeable than hers.

In the end, it doesn't matter who has been in the senate longer, which is the only experience Obama, Clinton, & McCain have. What matters is who has the best advisors and who is wise enough to make good decisons based on that advice.


Posted by: tslterry | February 27, 2008 8:15 PM

How does one measure "experience"?. Ronald Reagan was a hollywood icon. I guess he had the experience to be president (Republican). Let us tear down these walls and make our country a true and great democracy.

Posted by: anglinr | February 27, 2008 7:46 PM

Thanks tonymartin314, u really understand the point that l've been trying to bring out all these time, and thanks again for delivering it in such a unique way, u know what, l think u should run alongside Obama as his Vice, cos u'll make a very great candidate, no seriously, u will! l really appreciate how u carefully narrated those healthcare plans from Obama so that these block-heads in here can get the point, and maybe stop sounding so BLUNT in their comments too! Once again, thank you Tony M.!

Posted by: chalippon | February 27, 2008 7:43 PM

Hate It Or Love It, the candidate with the momentum is the candidate who'll be the nominee, and fortunately, Obama is, and y'all can't change that; unless y'all have some kinda magical power or something, but other than that, the damage has been done to Hillary's campaign. Not that l hate Hil or anything, l dont, l mean, l really appreciated the nice things Bill (her husband) did when he was in office and l even benefitted from some of it (i.e. School aids), but Obama is just an incredible guy, and l think he'll be the right candidate to unite this country. All this hatred going on in this country right now, like school shootings, nooses being hung all around school campuses, white hating on blacks - vice versa, discriminations, segregations, etc. U see, charity begins at home like they say, so before we (Americans) can be able to achieve PEACE in the world like we want, we should 1st have PEACE amongst ourselves, and thats Obama's message, so let us unite my American people, and l also wanna apologize to BRIGITTEPJ for my initial comments about her, y'know, its just that when l read every single thing that she had said l was just very upset at her, so l'm really sorry for my previous comments BPJ. Now let us unite American people! And just like the late great Rev. Dr. King said, "Why can't we all just get along?" Vote Obama for Pres. '08, cos he's the better candidate to unite America. Good night everybody!!1

Posted by: chalippon | February 27, 2008 7:33 PM

Interesting comments on here.. some quite rude, some enlightening. NO, I am not supporting Obama because he is black. He is not black. He is human. There is only one race.. the human race.. at least until the little green men come down (or purple?). I support him because he is the best candidate. Why? HIllary is a mechanic. Barack is a mechanical engineer.. Hillary wants to work the system.. Barack correctly has defined his job as changing the system so it WILL work.. yes, DC is NOW the place good ideas go to die.

Hillary made no efforts to be humble, to let us get to know her as a person.. not in her ads, not in her literature.. she just jumps ahead and assumes she is so famous we know all about her. I do not. Even with effort I do not know much, and I AM a rocket scientist. She is only Mrs. Clinton to me. Where are the life story ads, that talk about how and where she grew up? Where are the life story ads that talk about her work in college, and after, and how did she get to where she is? Money not spent on any of that. With Barack, he makes the effort to INTRODUCE himself to us..
But all of that is a small matter..

Clinton does not have more experience..and she has more bad experience, is divisive and LOOKING for fights.. Why? that is her approach.. has been for a long time.

What Obama has, that I find rare (I see it also in Ron Paul).. is WISDOM!!.. when all else looked at the same data (or failed to inre Clinton) about Iraq, and jumped on the bandwagon as lemmings to a poorly done war, Obama was right against NOT supporting the war (even when it was UNPOPULAR!) AND he was right for the RIGHT REASONS! Yes, others were also, but when you mix in the fundamental comprehension that we MUST remove $$ influence in DC, to save our failed democracy, he is the right person for the job.

Now, I believe we must remove the parasites that are Insurance companies.. they add costs (back office etc.), they add HUGE profits, and they are sucking the life blood out of America. New auto factories open in Canada (which HAS national health) instead of Michigan because of the $2000/car medical costs for workers.. WE pay MORE than enough in the US for EVERYONE to have great medical care WITHOUT RAISING TAXES! Just remove the waste, the paper, the fluff.. every survey and study shows that, unlike what we THINK we know anecdotally, that EVERY OTHER FIRST WORLD COUNTRY HAS NATIONAL HEALTH AND ARE HAPPIER AND HAVE BETTER CARE! Yes, you can always find those who STILL believe the propaganda put out by the Big Pharm and Insurance companies.. but that doesn't make that info TRUE!. We MUST control our medical costs, new businesses are not opening OR not offering Medical.. Until we make a system where EVERYONE is covered, we are hosed. There but for the grace of god go I.. anyone can lose their job.. then their insurance.. then they will find that even if they can GET private insurance, they can't afford it, and in many cases the preexisting conditions (including Acne!) prevent coverage.. REally.

Terrorism is a tactic, not a country.. we are GENERATING terrorists by BEING IN IRAQ! It is not surrender to climb out of a pool of sharks, that go into a frenzy when you jump in with a bloody cut.. it is just wise! We have MORE terrorists now than we did in 01! Really.. and we caused that.. Even OSAMA BIN LADEN is puzzled by why we invaded Iraq! Has nothing to do with him, or us.. all fake info from Bush and his evil cronies.. they will all be in jail in a few years for war crimes..

We are NOT a superpower.. we are flying high on momentum.. you think Gas is pricey? It isn't.. the USD is WEAK! 1 Euro WAS .85 USD.. NOW is 1.50 USD.. So, gas WAS 1.70.. Now? $3.00.. and guess what? $3.00 x .85/1.50 = $1.70!! Gas is STILL $1.70!! In 2001 dollars.. WE tanked, Oil didn't rise.. and we tanked because of POOR government without vision, tax cuts we can't afford to put money in the hands of people who don't even need it!!. We all have to carry some of that debt.. but the rich came out WAY ahead..they raked in WAY more than their "share" of debt.. Even Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, says are taxes are stupid, he pays less than his MAID! And he says that is wrong.. I agree.

I am a white 40 something engineer, hate the LIEPUBLICANS for perverting the Republican party, overspending, lying about balanced budgets, giving away money we don't have! I thought Repubs were fiscally responsible but EVERY PIECE OF DATA says they spend MORE than Dems.. so where does that leave me? Ron Paul would save us, but doesn't have a shot.. I can only wish Obama brings him in as VP.

Obama HAS vision.. LIncoln had hardly any "experience", nor did JFK.. folks who can get others on board have the most precious ability, and add in wisdom, then it is a done deal.

I do NOT want McCain.. their kind of thinking got us INTO this mess... more will NOT help.

Posted by: tonymartin314 | February 27, 2008 7:31 PM

"I don't know if its just me but has anyone noticed that when Hillary bloggers write they misspell many words? I noticed that to be a trend. You don't have to be educated to write in these blogs, but most computers have a spell check."
Posted by: ali7425

Too bad your computer doesn't give tips on sentence structure Ali7425. Please, you are embarrassing yourself. Here is a good trend for this campaign. One group of people in this country are voting 9 to 1 in favor of Obama. That trend makes my vote much easier come November.

Posted by: Junionman | February 27, 2008 7:30 PM

Hate It Or Love It, the candidate with the momentum is the candidate who'll be the nominee, and fortunately, Obama is, and y'all can't change that; unless y'all have some kinda magical power or something, but other than that, the damage has been done to Hillary's campaign. Not that l hate Hil or anything, l dont, l mean, l really appreciated the nice things Bill (her husband) did when he was in office and l even benefitted from some of it (i.e. School aids), but Obama is just an incredible guy, and l think he'll be the right candidate to unite this country. All this hatred going on in this country right now, like school shootings, nooses being hung all around school campuses, white hating on blacks - vice versa, discriminations, segregations, etc. U see, charity begins at home like they say, so before we (Americans) can be able to achieve PEACE in the world like we want, we should 1st have PEACE amongst ourselves, and thats Obama's message, so let us unite my American people, and l also wanna apologize to BRIGITTEPJ for my initial comments about her, y'know, its just that when l read every single thing that she had said l was just very upset at her, so l'm really sorry for my previous comments BPJ. Now let us unite American people! And just like the late great Rev. Dr. King said, "Why can't we all just get along?" Vote Obama for Pres. '08, cos he's the better candidate to unite America. Good night everybody!!1

Posted by: chalippon | February 27, 2008 7:27 PM

familyautos: It is WIDELY acknowledged that Hillary and Obama share 90% of the issues in common. That is, they have very similar agendas. Often it is only the way they go about it that is different. For instance, on healthcare, Obama wants [1] all children covered, [2] businesses that don't provide healthcare for the employees to pay into a national fund to subsidize health care, [3] have a mixed national/private healthcare system, [4] reform the programs that don't work to make them work, etc. His overall goal is to drive down the cost of health care to make it affordable for everyone. By doing so, everyone will logically choose to be covered and, thereby, healthcare will be universal. In contrast, Hillary wants to FORCE everyone to get healthcare and hasn't articulate a vision of driving down costs. So the poor guy that can't afford it will be penalized for, basically, not being able to afford it. She does propose a subsidy to help out those that can't afford it -- but at a MUCH higher cost (her plan runs some $100 billion dollars) than Obama's vision. Frankly, that is something that American can't afford right now. The true vision, the one articulate by Obama, the long run plan, is to drive down the costs of health care, not simply increase taxes to pay to provide health care for everyone, while the insurance companies rake in ridiculous profits.

I use this a just an example. Both want to provide health care to all, but Obama's plan is more moderate, it is an intermediate step -- and one that can actually be passed through Congress.

Posted by: benrleroy | February 27, 2008 7:04 PM

brigittepj
-------------------------------------------
Do you know me, Lisa? I don't think so. And, I don't appreciate your accusation.
I had a friend that voted for GWB because she thought he was better looking than Al Gore. You and her should meet. And personally, I don't think Obama is good looking. His ears are too large and his face is too long. Just my opinion;)
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Now 1st of all, BRIGITTEPJ or whatever it is that u r called, l just wanna say that u r a racist, man-hater like Lisa said, a sexist, and probably a lesbian. U r very aggressive in ur responses cos l've read 'em all, and didnt like any of them at all. And r u sure that u r not missin' any KKK meeting that u r supposed to be attending instead of wasting ur time on the net? l am a white male by the way, not a racist, & l'm residing here in MD, and to say the least, u r a disgrace and a huge let-down to all white women all around this beautiful country. See, its either u r "for" or "against" a candidate, and so u shouldnt be going so personal up to the extent of saying very mean things "to" or "about" that candidate. U r very mean! And l guess u dont have a bf or even male friends, cos if u did, then u'll have to appreciate men more than u r doing now. Racist pig! Disgusting human being! Obama is the better candidate, now go and hang urself, Adolf Hitler.

Posted by: chalippon | February 27, 2008 7:04 PM

I just wanted to say something about what I think is going on in America right now and I don't think anyone is really either picking up on or saying. The only reason that Obama is getting the votes he's getting is because he's black and just looks different...plain and simple. His votes come from the fact that he's different looking, rather than his stance on any issues. This is not a racist statement by me, on the contrary, I personally voted for Hillary because she's the most qualified and she's already got an economic stimulus package ready to go...Obama does not have the same types of qualifications and actual agenda that Hillary does. Everyone appears to be tip toeing around this fact merely because he's black, but I'Il dare anyone out there to answer me this; Does anyone else out there know what this guy's stance is on anything??? Do we even know what his thoughts really are on something like...foreign policy? We don't even know what his domestic policy is because he's only 40 -some years old and a four-year senator, to boot! Without the real experience that Hillary has, Obama is too "green" to really be considered and as a guy of a former muslim faith in his family, how do we know that he won't be sympathetic towards a country like Iran or Suadi Arabia? This guy is right now, using a "generic" everyday word like, "change" to forward his campaign as a Democrat in much the same manner that George W. Bush did as a Republican by using the word, "win" to describe the Iraq war! Neither one of those guys had or have ever given any specifics when trying to get to their goals, you have to look at a guy like Bush or Obama and say, "okay, but, what kind of change are you talking about? and "How" are you going to accomplish this sweeping change?" or in Bush's case, "How...are we winning the war?" Obama to me, is a "Democratic/Republican" who's only getting his votes because he just looks different physically...the question really is; would he actually do anything else differently than Bush did and more importantly, HOW is he going to accomplish his CHANGE? Next time Obama talks either at a speech or at a debate listen to how deliberately vague his responses are and I think you'll be surprised at how many generic everyday words like, "change" and "hope" that he actually uses when he speaks with out giving a single solitary example of "How" he's going to do it. This is a guy who also still smokes cigarettes, what fifty-year-old man today...with his own kids...actually smokes cigarettes, still? I think it first, takes a "certain type" to do that and two, how much do we really know about this guy? And hey, if you're going to talk firsts, Hillary is older and this is probably going to be her last run at the presidency, HE'S STILL YOUNG YET, OBAMA will get another shot at it. Residents of Ohio and Texas, vote in our first woman president and make Obama our first black vice president (just in case he does end up sucking as president, which he'd never be able to live down, as a black man, America will insist that he really be every bit as good as some people are hoping he'll be) and then after all that, THEN he can run for president once he's gotten more experience under his belt...he's only a four-year senator. Let's face it, if he does suck as president, as a black man in America and black Americans as a whole, will never hear the end of it. In the end, I think that it's extremely racist that the press and some Americans in general are paying attention to a guy simply because he just looks different, people are voting for him because he's black and looks different and not on his stances which we truly know next to nothing about and the issues at hand. In my opinion, Obama is just one color to me and I say this with all true sincerity in my heart and without any racist intent, Obama is just too, "green". Vote Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and for our President in 2008. Thanks!

Posted by: familyautos | February 27, 2008 6:54 PM

I just wanted to say something about what I think is going on in America right now and I don't think anyone is really either picking up on or saying. The only reason that Obama is getting the votes he's getting is because he's black and just looks different...plain and simple. His votes come from the fact that he's different looking, rather than his stance on any issues. This is not a racist statement by me, on the contrary, I personally voted for Hillary because she's the most qualified and she's already got an economic stimulus package ready to go...Obama does not have the same types of qualifications and actual agenda that Hillary does. Everyone appears to be tip toeing around this fact merely because he's black, but I'Il dare anyone out there to answer me this; Does anyone else out there know what this guy's stance is on anything??? Do we even know what his thoughts really are on something like...foreign policy? We don't even know what his domestic policy is because he's only 40 -some years old and a four-year senator, to boot! Without the real experience that Hillary has, Obama is too "green" to really be considered and as a guy of a former muslim faith in his family, how do we know that he won't be sympathetic towards a country like Iran or Suadi Arabia? This guy is right now, using a "generic" everyday word like, "change" to forward his campaign as a Democrat in much the same manner that George W. Bush did as a Republican by using the word, "win" to describe the Iraq war! Neither one of those guys had or have ever given any specifics when trying to get to their goals, you have to look at a guy like Bush or Obama and say, "okay, but, what kind of change are you talking about? and "How" are you going to accomplish this sweeping change?" or in Bush's case, "How...are we winning the war?" Obama to me, is a "Democratic/Republican" who's only getting his votes because he just looks different physically...the question really is; would he actually do anything else differently than Bush did and more importantly, HOW is he going to accomplish his CHANGE? Next time Obama talks either at a speech or at a debate listen to how deliberately vague his responses are and I think you'll be surprised at how many generic everyday words like, "change" and "hope" that he actually uses when he speaks with out giving a single solitary example of "How" he's going to do it. This is a guy who also still smokes cigarettes, what fifty-year-old man today...with his own kids...actually smokes cigarettes, still? I think it first, takes a "certain type" to do that and two, how much do we really know about this guy? And hey, if you're going to talk firsts, Hillary is older and this is probably going to be her last run at the presidency, HE'S STILL YOUNG YET, OBAMA will get another shot at it. Residents of Ohio and Texas, vote in our first woman president and make Obama our first black vice president (just in case he does end up sucking as president, which he'd never be able to live down, as a black man, America will insist that he really be every bit as good as some people are hoping he'll be) and then after all that, THEN he can run for president once he's gotten more experience under his belt...he's only a four-year senator. Let's face it, if he does suck as president, as a black man in America and black Americans as a whole, will never hear the end of it. In the end, I think that it's extremely racist that the press and some Americans in general are paying attention to a guy simply because he just looks different, people are voting for him because he's black and looks different and not on his stances which we truly know next to nothing about and the issues at hand. In my opinion, Obama is just one color to me and I say this with all true sincerity in my heart and without any racist intent, Obama is just too, "green". Vote Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and for our President in 2008. Thanks!

Posted by: familyautos | February 27, 2008 6:54 PM

I just wanted to say something about what I think is going on in America right now and I don't think anyone is really either picking up on or saying. The only reason that Obama is getting the votes he's getting is because he's black and just looks different...plain and simple. His votes come from the fact that he's different looking, rather than his stance on any issues. This is not a racist statement by me, on the contrary, I personally voted for Hillary because she's the most qualified and she's already got an economic stimulus package ready to go...Obama does not have the same types of qualifications and actual agenda that Hillary does. Everyone appears to be tip toeing around this fact merely because he's black, but I'Il dare anyone out there to answer me this; Does anyone else out there know what this guy's stance is on anything??? Do we even know what his thoughts really are on something like...foreign policy? We don't even know what his domestic policy is because he's only 40 -some years old and a four-year senator, to boot! Without the real experience that Hillary has, Obama is too "green" to really be considered and as a guy of a former muslim faith in his family, how do we know that he won't be sympathetic towards a country like Iran or Suadi Arabia? This guy is right now, using a "generic" everyday word like, "change" to forward his campaign as a Democrat in much the same manner that George W. Bush did as a Republican by using the word, "win" to describe the Iraq war! Neither one of those guys had or have ever given any specifics when trying to get to their goals, you have to look at a guy like Bush or Obama and say, "okay, but, what kind of change are you talking about? and "How" are you going to accomplish this sweeping change?" or in Bush's case, "How...are we winning the war?" Obama to me, is a "Democratic/Republican" who's only getting his votes because he just looks different physically...the question really is; would he actually do anything else differently than Bush did and more importantly, HOW is he going to accomplish his CHANGE? Next time Obama talks either at a speech or at a debate listen to how deliberately vague his responses are and I think you'll be surprised at how many generic everyday words like, "change" and "hope" that he actually uses when he speaks with out giving a single solitary example of "How" he's going to do it. This is a guy who also still smokes cigarettes, what fifty-year-old man today...with his own kids...actually smokes cigarettes, still? I think it first, takes a "certain type" to do that and two, how much do we really know about this guy? And hey, if you're going to talk firsts, Hillary is older and this is probably going to be her last run at the presidency, HE'S STILL YOUNG YET, OBAMA will get another shot at it. Residents of Ohio and Texas, vote in our first woman president and make Obama our first black vice president (just in case he does end up sucking as president, which he'd never be able to live down, as a black man, America will insist that he really be every bit as good as some people are hoping he'll be) and then after all that, THEN he can run for president once he's gotten more experience under his belt...he's only a four-year senator. Let's face it, if he does suck as president, as a black man in America and black Americans as a whole, will never hear the end of it. In the end, I think that it's extremely racist that the press and some Americans in general are paying attention to a guy simply because he just looks different, people are voting for him because he's black and looks different and not on his stances which we truly know next to nothing about and the issues at hand. In my opinion, Obama is just one color to me and I say this with all true sincerity in my heart and without any racist intent, Obama is just too, "green". Vote Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and for our President in 2008. Thanks!

Posted by: familyautos | February 27, 2008 6:49 PM

The level of vitriol against Senator Clinton is so vile, you'd think that it was republicans do it themselves. Come to think of it, it is. No self-respecting Democrat would ever espouse such vitriol to a another fellow Democrat, especially with the name Clinton. You should be ashamed of yourselves!!
Real Democrats vote for Real Solutions.
Vote Hillary '08

Posted by: korova_kat | February 27, 2008 6:49 PM

I wish our country would focus on education,
as there are far too many who have no idea who Mr. Obama is. Our country is extremely diverse and if you are that narrow minded not to realize it, than perhaps it is you who is not american.
It will all be in the hands of GOD, and he will guide the american people to the right choice. One thing is certain, change is going to come.

Posted by: pamelar1954 | February 27, 2008 6:44 PM

Re:Anyone who donates to Hillary's campaign are IDIOTS. Hello!? Hmmm.. This particular comment I find troubling..your language and your sentiment is so harsh "IDIOTS", I donated to Clinton's campaign and for it I hardly feel I deserve to be called an idiot.I think you are far more deserving of the that particular title because it seems that you fail to grasp the whole idea of how the campaign process works. I don't necesarily agree with the way candidates go about getting endorsments but thats the way it is and no candidate can say they haven't done it. God bless you and may you one day see the light.

Thank you
Anyone who donates to Hillary's campaign are IDIOTS. Hello!? Why would you want to donate to Hillary when she has "thrown" and "spent" her campaigns millions on the likes of Mark Penn a CORPORATIST?

Bill and Hillary are multi millionaires and should not be asking ordinary folks for donations when they can give to their campaign themselves and then when the IDIOTS do donate they are laughing all the way bc they are paying themselves back the millions they loaned their campaign.

No wonder these people are voting for Hillary bc they are clueless and un educated IDIOTS!

The demise of Hillary is coming and I couldn't be happier!

Posted by: Brian_lobato | February 27, 2008 6:41 PM

Almost all polls show Obama ahead. Furthermore, even if he loses (which at best for Hillary would be a very, very slim margin) the state is structured in such a way that Obama would probably get MORE delegates. Obama is leading in Vermont and the gap in Ohio is closed. For Hillary to truly catch up (without resorted to desperate pleas for Michigan and Florida to have the delegates reinstated) she has to win everything by more than 15%. There is just no chance of that happening. Not with polls coming out that she is the least likely to beat McCain, with Senators and Unions all over throwing their support to Obama).

In sum, I doubt she'll win Texas.

Posted by: benrleroy | February 27, 2008 6:32 PM

I'm a Texan and will bet you Clinton carries this state. Even with the Republicans voting in our primary, there is enough genuine Democrats voting Clinton. The news media is biased. They want Hussein Obama because they know that is the only one they can beat. When Karl Rove get done with Obama he might go back to Africa where he belongs.

Posted by: ghar | February 27, 2008 6:28 PM

I'm a Texan and will bet you Clinton carries this state. Even with the Republicans voting in our primary, there is enough genuine Democrats voting Clinton. The news media is biased. They want Hussein Obama because they know that is the only one they can beat. When Karl Rove get done with Obama he might go back to Africa where he belongs.

Posted by: ghar | February 27, 2008 6:28 PM

Does anyone have 5 pennies for a nickle? I would like to give HILLARY my 2 cents!!!!!

Posted by: sanfordjr7305 | February 27, 2008 6:24 PM

First, Hillary has fielded some questions first in the debates because, up until recently, she was the frontrunner. That's it. She shouldn't whine about it but should relish the opportunity to articulate her position without a scowl on her face.

Second, I truly laughed out loud when I read this, "Hillary might be better candidate, because she will fight for our country Obama on other hand would do what benefits him most." The Clintons have a record of doing what benefits themselves the most to the detriment not only of America, but of the democratic party. Mark these words, if she loses in Texas (which she will) she has basically lost the nomination. It would just be best for her to pack up and go home. But she will not. She will fight as long as she can (usually an admirable quality but not in light of the fact that polls put McCain ahead of any democrat. We need party unity right now and to let the frontrunner prepare for McCain...). She will fight to reinstate Michigan and Florida and will do anything and everything she can to win, no matter how low a blow she strikes.

Third, the fact of the matter is NONE of the candidates (McCain, Obama, Hillary) have any executive experience. They haven't run so much as a small town, a city or a state. From the type of experience that truly is needed on day one, all fail. So the next best alternative to see who is best fit for office is how they have run their campaign (which is the biggest thing any of them have run). And between Hillary and Obama, hands down Obama has been the most successful. Hillary had every initial advantage and yet finds herself in a quagmire now. How much acumen does this display?

Fourth, whoever noted above that a democratic would enter a Congress opposed to him/her is exactly right. That is why, if you listen astutely, you have already heard Obama say that the road ahead is long, it will not happen overnight, and that it will take the dedication of the american people to, basically, wither the storm. Hillary is full of slander and false immediate promises.

Fifth, neither Hillary or Obama have the Iraq war right. We f**ked up and went in, so now we need to clean up our mess. We can't simply pull out the troops and leave a void that is impossible for the iraqis to fill. It is irresponsible...

Sixth, Obama's message isn't just about hope or change. The undertone is about unity. Hillary is divisive and her nomination will spur middle-of-the-road independents and republicans to mobilize to fight against her. I don't care how much so-called political acumen you have you can't get something passed through congress if people just HATE you. Obama *might* be able to strike a balance such that he might actually be able to pass something through Congress. While, for instance, his healthcare plan might not cover ALL americans (but nearly), it is A LOT more likely to get passed than Hillary's. Not only is it a lot less expensive, but it also allows freedom of choice, something that Republicans actually like Americans to have.

Last, Obama learns quick. For "30 years" of experience (or whatever number Hillary claims) her control over her campaign, the way it is managed, etc. shows just how little skill she actually possesses. I would rather have a president that takes six months in office to learn the ropes, than one that knows the way the game is supposed to be played but just can't adapt or, frankly, play it that well.

These are just my own personal thoughts. Obama does lack time in the political arena but I trust him more to adapt than Hillary. I trust him more to stick to a sense of morals than Hillary. I like that he tries to involve Americans, young and old, whereas Hillary dictates and demands. I see Obama as an investment with a much, much greater return than Hillary. She might have a spurt here or there but in the end she just isn't a growth stock (at least, not one with the potential that Obama has displayed).

Posted by: benrleroy | February 27, 2008 6:21 PM

Obamamania = Bush's Iraq War Propaganda!!!

Do Americans even think for themselves? Once again, you are letting the media think for you. Just like the drumbeat towards going to war in Iraq, the media is complicit to not questioning any "movement" that is currently trendy?

Do you think Obama has the qualifications to be President if he was a woman? NO!!! If you compare his qualifications to Hillary's, the standard is overwhelmingly skewed. At least when Reagan or JFK were using rhetoric during their campaigns, they had far more substantial experience than Obama does.

Sure, he was a community organizer in Chicago before he was a state senator, but how many thousands of community organizers are there? Do they all deserve to be Presidents? And blah, blah, blah, everything else that's not worth noting.

You say you don't want experience in a candidate because they will just work within the system. But Obamamaniacs are naive to think that the system will CHANGE overnight just because you HOPE so!!! If you want to change the system, you have to work from within, chip the hindrance slowly so you can weaken the foundation.

If next year, America goes into a long and protracted recession/depression and Iraq goes into a tailspin; you have only yourselves to blame. Especially if you vote for an inexperienced candidate.

Go Hillary!!!

Posted by: jedimaster98 | February 27, 2008 6:09 PM

I don't know if its just me but has anyone noticed that when Hillary bloggers write they misspell many words? I noticed that to be a trend. You don't have to be educated to write in these blogs, but most computers have a spell check. Another trend I have noticed is that when Clinton supporters go after someone they insult without boundaries. It's a shame.

Posted by: ali7425 | February 27, 2008 5:59 PM

yea hillary you should give up because they are too many obama supporters going around the country buying peoples votes thats excactly what is going on there are too many oprhs and gail kings running around the country so you don't stand a chance but i am going to vote for you because i think you are way more capable of running the country but apparently money is what it is going to take it don't matter that he is a muslim and don't support the flag its whose got the most money and we all know that some of his supporters are the richest people in the world so i feel sorry for the country if he is elected go hillary go

Posted by: roro0266 | February 27, 2008 5:58 PM

First of all Obams is NOT a muslim. Secondly, concerning the dabate Billary jumped in on 2 questions before the moderator even had time to assign them to anyone, then when she gets picked first she about has a meltdown. She always tries to run the debate by talking over others during their time, shouting the loudest so she can live with it. Billary's days are numbered, the stress is showing more now, we want change and not the same old Clinton scams. Maybe it's time for Billary to have another misty-eyed moment.

Posted by: chuck61 | February 27, 2008 5:56 PM

When you strip apart Obama's statement about change - "yes we can", all you get is simple, motivational tactics. Nothing else! How can you change Washington if the same lawmakers (house, congress and senate) will be there when the new president goes in office? We the people voted for those lawmakers, and they will continue to serve out their terms.

Obama is not going to bring in a new house, senate and congress, so I do not buy his idealogy of change. He is betting that lower and middle income Americans will not have the capacity to carefully scrutinize his comments and he is winning so far. I am a registered Democrat, and if he wins the Democratic ticket, then I will vote Republican. I'd prefer someone with experience to deal with the like-minded world leaders.

It seems like Michelle Obama is proud of America since the last few months after Obama continued to win primaries. What happened if he lost - will she disown America for some other country? Early in the year she said that if "Obama does not win then it was all a dream". What if most Americans do not believe he is qualified enough to become president? And if we do believe that he is not qualified to become president then should we elect him to office because he's a "minority"? Seems like that is the message Michelle is sending out to all of us - lets abide by some kind of quote system.

We should all be competent enough to scrutinize what people are telling us. Do we want to be gullible? Dont just buy into what people are telling us. We are the most powerful country in the world, and we need a leader who can help us maintain our position at the helm. Whoever you feel is the right leader, then I hope you think long and carefully before you make your choice.

Remember, our leader represents us on the world's stage. You and I have to make that decision, and we can only trust in God that we do!!!

Posted by: tyronegreen40 | February 27, 2008 5:41 PM

I am being sincere when I ask someone in the press to provide information on Obama's spiritual advisor in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago as well as Obama's relationship with Farrakhan. I also want to know about Obama's spiritual advisor's relationship with Farrakhan and if Obama's spiritual advisor hold racist views or anti-jewish attitudes.

I never knew about Obama's church and his spiritual advisor until it was brought up in the MSNBC Ohio debate. I need to have information so that I can make a decision on who to vote for. This is an important issue.

I don't know why the press didn't inform us this before - all of a sudden it is brought up in a last minute debate. I need more information to sort this stuff out. Please make sure that the press do their jobs and get this information to us. I don't care if the news is good or bad - I just want to have the research done so I can make a decision on who I will support.

Posted by: carlw1 | February 27, 2008 5:25 PM

Excuse me you Hillarites, but I do have a Masters's Degree, I hold a stable job, I'm not a cultist, a muslim, a racist, or black, or a woman hater. I do however believe in hope. Hope for this country. Just remember, we're all still in a very dangerous war of which your candidate voted for. I just don't feel Hillary is sincere. I would vote for her if I did. NAFTA, Bill, and the War are keeping her from getting the Democratic nomination. To all of you who say you wouldn't vote for Barrack, Would you rather your sons and daughters and their sons and daughters be caught up in a perpetually non ending war? McCain has said we will be in Iraq a hundred years if needed. If needed? What's our goal by staying? What's the "end game"? To save face? To win a civil war? For whom? Haliburton? You guys need to support whomever to Democratic nominee is. If you son't, your kids may be in the middle east fighting some day.

Posted by: sirbobo43 | February 27, 2008 5:25 PM

BCain - Really deep analysis there - the range is from a to b.

Obama has been anointed by the media and words like "change" and "new" are really good sound bites - until you have to realy deal with Washington and the world leaders who have lost their respect for America (and vi-a-vis - Americans) after Bush II. I think it was Gov. Richardson who said "I don't know when expereince became a bad word. In real life, it is exactly that - EXPERIENCE - that matters. The rose-colored glasses will not matter anymore.

Should Hillary lose, I think McCain will win.

Posted by: phlor729 | February 27, 2008 5:14 PM

i hope obama takes all of his blinded sect,puts them on a plane, and flies them all to paradise. it shouldnt matter to obama supporters that he cant fly a plane, hes a great speaker.

Posted by: crunch326 | February 27, 2008 5:13 PM

Very interesting comment list, especially those ignorants who have slammed the people of Islam (who, by the way, have nothing to do with these candidates - newsflash!). HELLO - Barack Obama is Christian - or maybe you two missed that piece of news because you're obviously unable to read or write (no slam, that's clear from your stumbling of written english). Go back to kindergarten and educate yourselves! And as far as giving Clinton more money for her dying campaign, I can think of sewage companies who would become more successful as a result of my donation. Go back to the docks, Clintons! For a change, let's vote a real man into office!!!

Posted by: katefbp | February 27, 2008 5:10 PM

To all the Obama and Hillary supporters, this is only the primaries. Let us not try to destroy each other. The bigger challenge is in November. Remember, there is strength in numbers. Let us be wise and respectful to each other if we want to take back the WH. If Hillary is the nominee, my advice to the Obama supporters is to lick your wounds and move on; if Obama is the nominee then I politely beg the Hillary supporters to do the same. United we stand; divided we fall. Lets all use our heads. Pleaseeeeee!

Posted by: daleys64 | February 27, 2008 5:06 PM

Please level the playing field and go to HILLARYCLINTON.COM and donate. They need it now more than ever. help unmask this unpatriotic couple (Hussein Obamas).. for once again they will stop being proud of america when they lose

Posted by: dsclinton | February 27, 2008 5:03 PM

I am wwaiting ti hear from all the OBAMA followers after the election just as they are TALKING NOW ABOUT GEORGE BUSH. I BET HE WILL NOT BE THE MAN YOU LOVE. FIRST OF ALL YOU OBAMA FOLLOWERS ARE LISTENING WHAT YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO AND CONTINUE TO IGNORE EVERY THING BAD ABOUT bARACK HUSSESIN OBAMA. DO YOU REALLY WANT A PRESIDENT NAME "HUSSEIN" AMERICA WILL BE MOCK BY THE ANTI-AMERICANS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD. I WILL LAUGH AT ALL THE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA FOLLOWERS.

Posted by: Wellbeingg02 | February 27, 2008 5:03 PM

Why are you people Obama supporters are saying Hillary supporters don't have brains. Truth of the matter is Obama supporters don;t, they are deceived by his rhetoric speeches just like they were with George W.Bush. I am an independent, after I watch debate I am thinking Hillary might be better candidate, because she will fight for our country Obama on other hand would do what benefits him most. Do you guys see debate yesterday, Obama was just agreeing with Clinton because he has no idea in HELL WHAT IT TAKES TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. I AM NOT SURE WHY SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT USING BRAINS SUPPORTING OBAMA, WHEN HE HAS SO MANY LOBBYISTS IN HIS COMPAIGN. HE NEVER ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING WHEN HE WAS SENATE,HOW CAN YOU TRUST HIM TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS FOR COUNTRY.

Posted by: oanupama | February 27, 2008 4:58 PM

BCain wrote:

Hillary Clinton has been telling America that she is the most qualified candidate for president based on her "record," which she says includes her eight years in the White House as First Lady - or "co-president" - and her seven years in the Senate. Here is a reminder of what that record includes:

- As First Lady, Hillary assumed authority over Health Care Reform, a process that cost the taxpayers over $13 million. She told both Bill Bradley and Pat Moynahan, key votes needed to pass her legislation, that she would "demonize" anyone who opposed it. But it was opposed; she couldn't even get it to a vote in a Congress controlled by her own party. (And in the next election, her party lost control of both the House and Senate)

- Hillary assumed authority over selecting a female Attorney General. Her first two recommendations (Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood) were forced to withdraw their names from consideration, and then she chose Janet Reno.
Janet Reno has since been described by Bill himself as "my worst mistake".


- Hillary recommended Lani Guanier for head of the Civil Rights Commission. When Guanier's radical views became known, her name had to be withdrawn.

- Hillary recommended her former law partners, Web Hubbell, Vince Foster, and William Kennedy for positions in the Justice Department, White House staff, and the Treasury, respectively. Hubbell was later imprisoned, Foster committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

- Hillary also recommended a close friend of the Clintons, Craig Livingstone, for the position of director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of up to 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, both Hillary and her husband denied knowing him. (FBI agent Dennis Sculimbrene confirmed in a Senate Judiciary Committee in 1996 both the drug use and Hillary's involvement in hiring Livingstone. After that, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office, after serving seven presidents for over thirty years.)

- In order to open "slots" in the White House for her friends the Harry Thomason (to whom millions of dollars in travel contracts could be awarded), Hillary had the entire staff of the White House Travel Office fired; they were reported to the FBI for "gross mismanagement" and their reputations ruined. After a thirty-month investigation, only one, Billy Dale, was charged with a crime - mixing personal money with White House funds when he cashed checks. The jury acquitted him in less than two hours.

- Another of Hillary's assumed duties was directing the "bimbo eruption squad" and scandal defense: ---- She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. ---- She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.
- Then they had to settle with Paula Jones after all.

- And Bill lost his law license for lying to the grand jury.

- And Bill was impeached by the House.

- And Hillary almost got herself indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice (she avoided it mostly because she repeated, "I do not recall," "I have no recollection," and "I don't know" 56 times under oath).

- Hillary wrote "It Takes a Village," demonstrating her Socialist viewpoint.

- Hillary decided to seek election to the Senate in a state she had never lived in. Her husband pardoned FALN terrorists in order to get Latino support and the New Square Hassidim to get Jewish support. Hillary also had Bill pardon her brother's clients, for a small fee, to get financial support.

- Then Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had stolen.

- In the campaign for the Senate, Hillary played the "woman card" by portraying her opponent (Lazio) as a bully picking on her.

- Hillary's husband further protected her by asking the National Archives to withhold from the public until 2012 many records of their time in the White House, including much of Hillary's correspondence and her calendars. (There are ongoing lawsuits to force the release of those records.)

- As the junior Senator from New York, Hillary has passed no major legislation. She has deferred to the senior Senator (Schumer) to tend to the needs of New Yorkers, even on the hot issue of medical problems of workers involved in the cleanup of Ground Zero after 9/11.

- Hillary's one notable vote, supporting the plan to invade Iraq, she has since disavowed.

Quite a resume, isn't it?

Posted by: mnorene | February 27, 2008 4:57 PM

Hillary is a polarizing entity. She can't win in November. Race baiting isn't any better when it's done by the Clinton's. "Strong Proud African American Community"... Blah, Blah, Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in 84 and 88... Blah, Blah... Well, this white, nearly 40 white male from the Midwest is an enthusiastic Osama supporter. I guess the anger and bile shown from the Hillary Posts above have drunk the Hillary Kool-Aid and the side effects are showing. Being married to the president and falling flat on her face in her first run at health care reform doesn't show much experience to me. So she has been running for president from the Senate for a term longer than Obama... I don't want her kind of experience. This is the woman who spoke before her alma mater in the fall and said. "This all women's college prepared me for the all boys club of presidential politics'... Is this the inspiring quote that will bring the country together? Hillary is beginning to go Super Nova on the campaign trail. Let's just hope she doesn't being down the party with her cosmic burst of anger.

Posted by: chrispalmer68 | February 27, 2008 4:56 PM

Please level the playing field and go to hillaryclinton.com and donate. They need it now more than ever. help unmask this unpatriotic couple (Hussein Obamas).. for once again they will stop being proud of america when they lose.

Posted by: dsclinton | February 27, 2008 4:55 PM

As Imus said a while back... Clinton= SATAN.. so i can only hope the door hits her where the good Lord Split her on the way out :P

Posted by: haida1068 | February 27, 2008 4:54 PM

jvirball wrote:

Brigitte, all of those issues have been dealt with in a public forum in front of America.
_________

Really, then why am I watching it on CNN this evening? And why does Obama no longer beat McCain in the polls? Thank God Hillary's still here.

Posted by: brigittepj | February 27, 2008 4:53 PM

lisamwagner wrote:

And, he's good-looking. Brigette, you are a man-hater.
___________
Do you know me, Lisa? I don't think so. And, I don't appreciate your accusation.
I had a friend that voted for GWB because she thought he was better looking than Al Gore. You and her should meet. And personally, I don't think Obama is good looking. His ears are too large and his face is too long. Just my opinion;)

Posted by: brigittepj | February 27, 2008 4:45 PM

"Clinton spent $30million dollars to get re-elected as NY Senator when she had no real threats to her candidacy."

That's not fair. She only spent $1 million on the campaign. The other $29 million was used to convince the people of NY that she was from NY.

Posted by: brooksofsheffield | February 27, 2008 4:44 PM

To steffanyshelton, cdonham and all of you mud slinging name calling people stop saying you support Barack. Barack does defend himself but he does it with class and dignity, I don't think he would be proud of you defending him in this way. Baback is trying to change things to make a difference; he is trying to unite people. Please take a page from his book and be more like him. What I have seen of Barack, if more people were like him this world be a better place to live in.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL.

Posted by: ricko_oh | February 27, 2008 4:39 PM

Unfortunately for Hillary, the in-flow from PACs has dried up -- no self-respecting corporate lobbyist will invest in a sinking ship, not even one that has the Clinton name attached to it.

Hillary's corporate donations from FEC
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_give/P00003392

Senator Obama's corporate donations from FEC
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/can_give/P80003338

Posted by: bob55 | February 27, 2008 4:35 PM

"No wonder these people are voting for Hillary bc they are clueless and un educated IDIOTS!"

Careful what you say steph! Your candidate will need the millions of clueless and uneducated IDIOTS like me that happens to be a member of Mensa with a Bachelor's degree if you expect him to win against McCain this Fall. It is people like you on both sides of the Hillary/Obama fence that are going to give McCain a free ride this Fall due to things like calling each other idiots undeservedly. Have some self-respect and quit making yourself look less educated than those you denounce. We need to remember about party unity this Fall by looking above the individual candidates. You also need to be concerned about whom all the millions upon millions of IDIOT Hillary supporters like me are going to vote for if she is not the democratic nominee. That's right, you are NOT going to help Obama get my vote by calling me an idiot. The only thing that is going to do is make me second guess if being called an idiot is the kind of "Change" I'm looking for. Grow up and your argument for Obama will mature in a likewise fashion.

Posted by: librascorp26 | February 27, 2008 4:33 PM

Preaching hope, inspiration, change, with no substance, no specifics, no media challenge, and media fawning, Obama is instructive of how demagogues rise to power to inflict horrors on humanity.

Cult Obama campaign obviously got buckets load of cash from the cult money machine.

Now the challenge is for rational thinking Hillary Clinton supporters to go to her website now and match the support shown cult leader Obama by the cult mentality.

Hillary is fighting for the future of America; she is the qualified, experienced, visionary leader we need to make real change and lead us back to properous times and restore our good standing in the world.


Posted by: crat3 | February 27, 2008 4:33 PM

cbowers- Wow! You sure do like your conspiracies. Your lack of information is sad. Perhaps they should reinstate the voting test to eliminate the likes of someone with your limited grasp of knowledge being able to vote.

yoviron - Isn't there a klan meeting your missing by spending time on this site?

Posted by: tmglad | February 27, 2008 4:32 PM

Can the Obama / Clinton fanatics keep their invective to themselves? Can you save it for the opponent that really matters? No, not the Republicans. I meant "ignorance".

Posted by: egc52556 | February 27, 2008 4:31 PM

Hillary keeps referring to her vast "experience" in Washington and around the world to defend why she is better qualified to be our president. The real question is what has she accomplished with all that experience? Multiple failures in her health care plan come to mind, also flawed judgement in voteing for the war in Iraq, and how the inability to control her own husband? Does she really think that makes her qualified to run our country? I have no clue what she is really doing in this race, but I guess that depends on what the definition of the word "is" is.

Posted by: cardoneinc | February 27, 2008 4:24 PM

I read these comments and fear for the nation. Such vitriol, such anger and divisiveness. We have lost our way....

Posted by: jroughgarden | February 27, 2008 4:23 PM

steffanyshelton you are the IDIOT one. You are under Obama's cult. You can stick with him but you can not expect everyone is so stupid like you. Hillary might lost but she still the best candidate for this election. Let's see how Mccain will crush Obama in November. Oh!!! maybe Obama may wins because of media support. Media will broadcast all over the news that Obama is the Messiah. Obama was sent by God to save this country from person like you (steffanyshelton)

Posted by: ANITA1116 | February 27, 2008 4:22 PM

"The reason so many of you are backing Obama is because he his a man. "

Wow. So it has nothing to do with Clinton baggage and betrayal of public trust? Nothing to do with her failure to connect with people? Nothing to do with her complete mismanagement of her campaign? Nothing to do with her using the Iraq vote to position for a presidential run?

At the same time that she (and supporters like you) cry about sexism on one hand, she plays the gender card with the other, asking women to send these videos to other women?

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/feature/oneofamillion/?sc=1636

She spent more time in Iowa than anywhere else. They got to know her. She finished THIRD. Maybe, just maybe, there was a message there.

Posted by: brooksofsheffield | February 27, 2008 4:22 PM


http://www.seferm.com/news/us/governementelection/elections.asp

In case you miss the Ohio debate or want to watch it again. Check it out.

Posted by: ensure365 | February 27, 2008 4:20 PM

John McCain is now leading Obama in the national polls.

Obama will not carry a southern state and you can forget about Ohio, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada!

Obama will join that elite club of Democratic losers: Kennedy, Kerry, Daschle, Gore, Ducakis, Carter, Mondale and so on!

Democrats have turned their back on the only Democratic name to win re-election: Clinton. Ingrates!

And after last night, he can kiss the Jewish vote good bye. And most Latinos want nothing to do with Obama!

Posted by: FredCDobbs | February 27, 2008 4:20 PM

B!TCH is the new Black! B!TCHES get it done!

Posted by: whylee77 | February 27, 2008 4:16 PM

yoviron -- 'Wake up people! Don't let your emotion to lead you before it's too late. If you want Barack Mohamed Obama for President,
'

Sorry, it is not Barack Mohamed Obama but Barack HUSSEIN Obama .. we should learn our president's correct name.

Posted by: dsclinton | February 27, 2008 4:16 PM

hey bettermammone: pay attention to the debate! If it's your first one, didn't you notice that the candidate whose expertise you're lauding couldn't even pronounce the name of the next Russian president? And as for being asked the first question, she's been asked the first question in a debate 6 out of 10 times (according to MSNBC after the debate) and it's something debaters want because they can turn the debate onto topics they want to talk about (in this case, health care). So please take a closer look at what you and your candidate are 'crying' about before you complain. It would be the "smart" thing to do.

Posted by: somua2 | February 27, 2008 4:15 PM

cbowers-First of all, the word you are looking for is "Muslim". "Muslin" is a fabric. Secondly, Obama is not a Muslim (or, to my knowledge, muslin). Not that it should matter if he was, but he's not. He's Christian.

Who is this "average American" you speak of? Is it a white farmer from Iowa? A black teacher from Atlanta? A Latina nurse from Nevada? This is a diverse country, and one thing this primary season has shown us so far is that people from every race, age, ethnicity, religion, and place on the political spectrum are willing to give Obama a try.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | February 27, 2008 4:15 PM

Why doesn't Hillary ever wear a DRESS all you see are Black pants

Do we really want another 4 years of Bill & Hillary. Think about it who do you think she would choose as vice president? Bill of course. Not my choice or my vote.

Posted by: passrgp57 | February 27, 2008 4:14 PM

Also looks like there is a dedicated Obama team out to swamp out the internet with partisan comments .. so the truth will not come out. the delusion of Obama is ready for a rude awakening

Posted by: dsclinton | February 27, 2008 4:13 PM

HILLARY, RELEASE YOUR TAX RETURNS !!! THE PUBLIC DESERVES TO SEE WHERE YOU AND BILL GOT THAT $5 MILLION YOU "LOANED" YOU CAMPAIGN. Obama has already released his tax returns, and this is standard practice for someone running for the office of the presidency. WHY ARE YOU REFUSING TO RELEASE YOUR TAX RETURNS NOW??? STOP STALLING. WHAT ARE YOU HIDING???

Posted by: TedBlase | February 27, 2008 4:12 PM

Wake up people! Don't let your emotion to lead you before it's too late. If you want Barack Mohamed Obama for President, you are about to make mistake again, but there is no more time for ISTAKES!!!!!

Posted by: yoviron | February 27, 2008 4:11 PM

I have not seen a man who is agitaed to see his picture on display or his middle name (hussein) being used or his past activities being discussed, afraid to discuss his parental background. How long can he hide ... how can he be a president. I really don't see it happening. On top of it has no track record.. Somewhere he will unravel. Sooner the better.

Posted by: dsclinton | February 27, 2008 4:10 PM

Hillary: I know of a great, cheap land deal you and Bill can get in Arkansas. It's in a cute little retirement village. I know you two would love it, but HURRY, this deal can't last long.

Posted by: TedBlase | February 27, 2008 4:09 PM

The reason so many of you are backing Obama is because he his a man. You are afraid of a woman running the country because she could and would do a excellent job. Ted Kennedy you need to go away you day is done and he his one like I just said a woman running the country and him having to answer to her well that is un heard of. People get with today it's a new day there is only one winner and that is our country and without Clinton she does not loose we as a country loose again and again. Do you never learn anything why study past history when we are are so wrong because we keep making the same mistakes over and over. Time we stand tall and proud again and clinton would and will be the reason.

Posted by: eurodoc6606 | February 27, 2008 4:05 PM

This is old but it will give you an idea of who the Clintons are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq8aopATYyw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMfUajhL24I&feature=related

Posted by: drferrufino | February 27, 2008 4:02 PM

Come on are we really going to try and eleect a black Muslin man as president of U.S.? John McCain can hardly wait to run against this guy. It would take a miracle for a Rep. to get elected this year. The miracle is black and muslin. We are being taken by our gov. This is a set up for the Republican Party- they will stay in office. Four more years of the same. The average american will not vote for a black/muslin man. I do not care if he can walk on water.

Posted by: cbowers10 | February 27, 2008 4:02 PM

You have to GIVE money to Hillary's campaign.

Hillary herself LENDS money to her campaign.

When she drops out, she will take your money from the campaign account, and transfer it to her own account to reimburse her loan. She will then spend it on her pants-suit collection or whatever.

You will get nothing back.

Posted by: bourassa1 | February 27, 2008 3:58 PM

Mrs. Clinton, ready on Day One? Really. She wasn't prepared for anything after Super Tuesday. Who can afford to have her running your country? Whatever experience she thinks makes her a superior candidate sure failed her here, and she's still taking money from whoever is willing to share her denial, even more than they can affort. Shame on YOU, Mrs. Clinton. By the way, can you lend me 5 million?

Posted by: CanadianObserver | February 27, 2008 3:55 PM

Outflanked and outspent, I guess she wasn't ready from day 1 for Barack Obama.

The irony is that her claims to being the real deal, battle-hardened, tried and tested and ready, are belied by the string of failures of her campaign.

Posted by: samer.kurdi | February 27, 2008 3:51 PM

Brigitte, all of those issues have been dealt with in a public forum in front of America. That's called being "vetted." Hiding your tax returns, classifying your papers, and not disclosing the source of funding for the Clinton library... those are issues that might end up being trouble once they make their way to the forefront.

Posted by: jvirball | February 27, 2008 3:48 PM

Clinton spent $30million dollars to get re-elected as NY Senator when she had no real threats to her candidacy.

Another poor judgement call and she's paying for it. I don't feel sorry for a candidate who's blown through more than $120 MILLION dollars.

Fire the consultants and you'll have money for ads, Ms. Clinton.

Posted by: AnninSeattle | February 27, 2008 3:47 PM

Funds poorly spent!!! Obama and Clinton have each spent millions, and the American voter is still poorly informed about their positions on all the major issues, except for a very few carefully selected issues.
Reason? Simple, their positions are not in allignment with the majortiy of voters. The Republicans win on issues! They have performed better and stayed on message in informing voters of issue positions. Voters need/want information in order to cast an educated vote, thus Reps. win on issues, but they better register more voters to lead in the general election. Monty Ousley Weddell Dallas, TX, USA

Posted by: jhutt123 | February 27, 2008 3:47 PM

SIMPLE AS ABC--Anybody But Clinton. The Clintons constantly spew about how loved and admired the Clintons--and particularly that lying weasel Bill-- are around America and the world. Delusional.

We'll see just how "loved" they are shortly. America has been taken for a ride long enough by these Arkansas snake oil salespeople.

Posted by: waassupp | February 27, 2008 3:47 PM

brigittepj:

Romney used his own money. 1 million people have contributed to Sen. Obama an average of $109. Your references to to Trinity UCC and Rev. Wright are either stupid or racist. I live 2 1/2 miles from Trinity and it is a fine active congregation. My law partner belongs to the church. (I am white by the way). But Hillary does seem to have a lock on the "dumb" vote, and your post proves the point.

Posted by: cdonham | February 27, 2008 3:45 PM

Laughing: Ok whose "scandalous names" list should I compile first? Hillary Clinton, or John McCain?

They keep trying, don't they? Barry Obama is American, Christian, grew up 'poor', is well-educated, a family man, and a grass-roots activist. Oh and he's a good b-ball player (state champ!), he's calm, rational, and he cares about America. And, he's good-looking. Brigette, you are a man-hater.

Posted by: LisaW2 | February 27, 2008 3:44 PM

That's the problem when you front load your spending with large contributors who've maxed out their donations, then run out of money, then have to scramble when you realize you haven't won the nomination.

Posted by: misterarthur | February 27, 2008 3:44 PM

Vamos a Votar Para Obama! Si se puede con Obama!!

Posted by: carlos.e.baca | February 27, 2008 3:43 PM

Last evening was the first debate I took the time to listen to and while I am no fan of any specific candidate, it is clear from an objective point of view that Mrs.
Clinton tramples Barack Obama when it comes to knowledge of world affairs.

The fact that once again certain factions of the media are so transparent in their bias towards what a poster previously called the american idol candidate could not have been more obvious.

Mrs. Clinton was absolutely correct in her frustration over being asked the question "first"--how much more obvious could it be that by her answering initially, her opponent, who has mastered the craft of mimicing, was given inisght into answers he clearly isn't versed in.

One need only be reminded by Mrs. Clinton's answer regarding Russian leadership to see that Mr. Obama had the benefit of her answer.

If the Democrats are smart and that is hopeful in this case, and if it's not too late, Ohio and Texas will support Mrs. Clinton and then there will be a real race for the President.

If not, all that will be proven is that they ignore their own thought and instincts and believe what my 87 year old father kindly reminds us all is still,

the power of the idiot box.

Now, there's a challenge to the American people.

Posted by: bettemammone | February 27, 2008 3:43 PM

Maybe next time, Hillary.

The again, maybe not. Don't let the door hit ya.

Posted by: gmundenat | February 27, 2008 3:40 PM

Well, Mitt Romney tried to buy the election too. Where is he?

All the money in the world won't make Rezko, Farrakhan, Exelon, Trinity United Church of Christ, Rev Jeremiah White, Michele Obama's remarks, he thesis, or the Weather Underground go away. The media is starting to unravel the American Idol Candidate.

Posted by: brigittepj | February 27, 2008 3:18 PM

Anyone who donates to Hillary's campaign are IDIOTS. Hello!? Why would you want to donate to Hillary when she has "thrown" and "spent" her campaigns millions on the likes of Mark Penn a CORPORATIST?

Bill and Hillary are multi millionaires and should not be asking ordinary folks for donations when they can give to their campaign themselves and then when the IDIOTS do donate they are laughing all the way bc they are paying themselves back the millions they loaned their campaign.

No wonder these people are voting for Hillary bc they are clueless and un educated IDIOTS!

The demise of Hillary is coming and I couldn't be happier!

Posted by: steffanyshelton | February 27, 2008 3:03 PM

She was outspent and outplayed.

She waited until the last minute to plant seeds in TX, meanwhile, Obama is already harvesting votes.

Live and learn Hill - maybe next time?

Everyone makes mistakes!

Posted by: rust1d | February 27, 2008 3:01 PM

Obama has been out-pacing Hillary in many areas now, as the indicators have been pointing to;

Barack vs. Hillary- The Google Effect:
http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=47

Posted by: davidmwe | February 27, 2008 3:00 PM

Hurry up, send in those donations that will go to pay back Hillary's loan of $5M.

Posted by: dionc9 | February 27, 2008 2:55 PM

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